The United States District Court, for the Southern District of New York recently granted summary judgement against Time Warner Cable, and awarded the plaintiff $229,500 as statutory damages for the 153 automated calls Time Warner made to the plaintiff’s cell phone.
Last month the National Consumer Law Center (“NCLC”) published a report entitled “Debt Collection Communications: Protecting Consumers in the Digital Age” and submitted it to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”) for consideration in their upcoming Debt Collection Rulema
With the 4th of July Holiday fast approaching, it is important to note there are several state restrictions in place for outbound calls during the holiday period. These include:
Friday, July 3: Alabama, Louisiana, Utah*
Saturday, July 4: Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, Rhode Island, Utah*
Monday, July 6: Rhode Island*
*Independence Day Observed
Join us on Monday, June 22, for an important update regarding the TCPA and the FCC's new interpretation of the law. As you may have already heard, the FCC has announced that on Thursday, June 18, it will release important rulings about the meaning of the TCPA and will respond to a number of pending petitions.
On June 1, 2015 the United States District Court for the Northern District of California granted AOL’s motion to dismiss a case seeking class action status for alleged TCPA violations based on text messages sent by AOL’s Instant Messenger service (“AIM”), and confirmation text messages sent from AOL to individuals who request not to receive future text messages from AIM.
Both the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals and the FCC have taken helpful steps in clarifying some of the many unresolved issues facing businesses under the TCPA.
The Eleventh Circuit recently issued an opinion in the case of Lary v. Trinity Physician Financial & Insurance Services which sheds light on several TCPA related issues.